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27 September - 2021

Noordelijk Film Festival opens with Silence of The Tides

From Wednesday 10th to Sunday 14th of November, we are back! After the cancellation of the 2020 edition due to the second lockdown, we are now optimistically looking forward to a hybrid festival with an emphasis on physical encounters and film screenings on the big screen, supplemented by a small selection of online films. For the opening night on Wednesday 10th of November, the major Dutch premiere of the special Wadden film Silence of The Tides is planned. An intense cinematographic portrait by director Pieter-Rim de Kroon, in which the continuous breathing of the Wadden Sea area is taking centre stage. Ticket sales start November 3rd.

De Kroon presents the Wadden region as one massive, breathing organism, where all the elements interlock, influenced by the position of the moon and sun, and the magical energy from the cosmos. Silence of The Tides is a cinematic tribute to the world’s largest, and most varied, uninterrupted intertidal area, extending along the coasts of The Netherlands, Germany and Denmark. It is a film that inhales and exhales along with the tides of the World Heritage, while exploring the fragile relationship between man and nature. It’s a hypnotizing large screen look into the cycles and contrasts of the seasons: life and death, storm and silence, the masses and the individual. A poetic contemplation without voice-overs or interviews, against a larger than life backdrop of sky, water, wind, mist and constantly changing light.

Artistic director Fredau Buwalda: “The film falls directly into place in the programming of the Noordelijk Film Festival. It is in line with the regional and international focus on Northern Europe, but also with the new Ecocinema component. Large film productions on the nature and culture of an area that is so close to us are rare and when an impressive film like Silence of The Tides comes along, we as a festival, can only count our blessings. We are very pleased that the producer wants to have the Dutch premiere at our festival and we can offer this suitable film a worthy stage. The film has definitely been made for the big screen, so where better to present it than on the huge movie screen in the, hopefully packed, biggest hall of Theatre De Harmonie!”

Silence of The Tides was previously screened on a small scale in a few places but has not yet had the chance to be presented on a large scale due to the corona pandemic. In collaboration with producer Windmill Film and distributor Cinema Delicatessen, the big Dutch premiere is therefore organized at the Noordelijk Film Festival.